Universities, unjust law, and campus sanctuaries

A. Naomi Paik

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This essay examines the campus sanctuary movement that launched in response to the 2016 US presidential election. It focuses on the case of my employer to illuminate the broader context of the campus sanctuary movement's nationwide emergence, including the neoliberal evisceration of higher education and right-wing attacks on intellectual freedom and demands for social justice. Recognizing that the institution will not save us, sanctuary organizers not only demand that institutions use their resources for the public good, but they also work beyond the confines of institutions to build the resources that we need through community-based organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalDepartures in Critical Qualitative Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020


  • Donald Trump
  • Immigration
  • Neoliberalism
  • Sanctuary movements
  • Universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language

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